ADVOCACY ALERT!

Call to Action! On March 22, 2012, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed National Coverage Decision (NCD) surrounding bariatric surgery – specifically suggesting that Medicare should add sleeve gastrectomy (sometimes referred to as the gastric sleeve or sleeve) to the list of other bariatric surgical...



Citizens Medical Center Suspends BMI Requirement

Earlier today, Citizens Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, David Brown, contacted OAC President and CEO Joe Nadglowski and informed Mr. Nadglowski that their weight-based hiring policy has been suspended. This is an excellent victory for the OAC and its members! For more details, click here.



“Bias Busters” ALERT!

The OAC has just issued a “Bias Busters” Alert regarding the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) “Sit Next to a Vegan” Campaign. The OAC feels this campaign is extremely offensive toward individuals affected by obesity and we need your help to respond to PCRM. Click here for details!



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